ARTS

Brandon Zang/Neel McNeill

"Welcome Back to My Channel" Searches for Reality in a Virtual World

By Kate Lu

University of Chicago third-year Brandon Zang’s original play "Welcome Back to My Channel" confronts issues of societal expectations, identity, and how we influence and are influenced in a world dominated by social media.

June 17, 2021

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5:04 p.m.

Facebook

The Transit-Oriented Teens Have UChicago Roots

By Yiwen Lu

It may be a meme group, but New Urbanist Memes for Transit-Oriented Teens shows how memes can effectively communicate deep issues about urban planning and politics to the uninitiated.

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June 15, 2021

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12:52 a.m.

Fern Brady: "Power & Chaos"

By Angelina Torre

Arts writer Angelina Torre sits down with Scottish comedian Fern Brady to discuss her career and her comedy special "Power and Chaos."

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June 14, 2021

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7:01 p.m.

Warner Bros. Pictures

Dreams Become Reality "In the Heights"

By Veronica Chang

Arts Editor Veronica Chang sits down with the cast and crew of "In the Heights" to talk about representation, dreams, and reality.

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June 9, 2021

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2:51 p.m.

Warner Bros. Pictures

A Slice of Life "In the Heights"

By Veronica Chang

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights” gets a glossy makeover in a film that distinguishes itself from the original Broadway musical.

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June 9, 2021

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2:42 p.m.

Caitlin Lozada

Phoebe Bridgers Brings a Remote Intimacy to 2021’s First Summer Breeze Concert

By Jennifer Morse

Arts reporter Jennifer Morse gives us an inside look into the strangeness and intimacy of Phoebe Bridgers’s virtual Summer Breeze concert.

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May 30, 2021

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11:35 p.m.

Hulu/Sophie Giraud

In Season 4 of "The Handmaid’s Tale", Resistance Needs to Be More than One Person

By Jennifer Morse

The relentless cycle of torture and suffering in “The Handmaid’s Tale” has resulted in a season that’s torturous to watch.

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May 30, 2021

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11:26 p.m.

Picture a Scientist

"Picture a Scientist": An Unveiling of the Reality of Women in STEM

By Layla Khazeni

Science’s substantial sexism comes to the forefront in a new documentary directed by Sharon Shattuck and Ian Cheney.

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May 30, 2021

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11:11 p.m.

Amazon

Think UChicago, Think! Why Aren’t You Watching Amazon’s New Show, "Invincible"?

By Timothy Lee

A fresh look at the superhero genre, animated series "Invincible" subverts overwrought superhero tropes with an eclectic mix of maturity, gore, and care.

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May 30, 2021

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10:36 p.m.

Immersive Van Gogh Chicago

Let's van Gogh to Chicago's Immersive Exhibit

By Angelique Alexos

Van Gogh’s greatest hits get a delightful multimedia remix in the Germania Club Building in Old Town.

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May 24, 2021

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4:28 p.m.

Netflix

Taking On The Mantle: Matt Lanter on “Jupiter’s Legacy”

By Kayla Martinez

Arts Reporter Kayla Martinez speaks with star Matt Lanter on the intricacies of portraying a superhero in Netflix’s newest superhero offering, “Jupiter’s Legacy.”

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May 23, 2021

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8:45 p.m.

Netflix

In Conversation With The Cast of “Jupiter’s Legacy”

By Kayla Martinez

Arts reporter Kayla Martinez sits down with stars from Netflix’s newest show “Jupiter’s Legacy” and gets the scoop on the latest superhero show to grace our screens.

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May 23, 2021

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3:19 p.m.

PNGio.com

Meditations on the One Dollar Tomato Slice

By Evan Williams

For what restaurant would offer a tomato slice for a dollar? For what customers do they intend to please, and for what reason do we find ourselves enthralled by the most mundane of mysteries?

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May 23, 2021

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12:05 a.m.

Marni Grossman/Netflix

"Jupiter’s Legacy" Raises a Million Questions, but It Doesn’t Seem To Have the Answers

By Kayla Martinez

It may be a palatable alternative to the MCU monopoly of superhero movies, but “Jupiter’s Legacy” takes on far too much on its plate.

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May 22, 2021

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11:52 a.m.

Brett Katz

TikTok Famous… Twice: How UChicago’s Brett Katz Found his Internet Fame

By Natalie Manley

Brett Katz, the mastermind behind @annumreport and the president of Burton Judson’s Chamberlin House sits down with The Maroon, to talk all things TikTok, Poll Party, and Frankie Jonas.

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May 22, 2021

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11:43 a.m.

Barbora Mrazkova

“Crying in H Mart”: A Tale of Food, Love, and Identity

By Yiwen Lu

Michelle Zauner, the musician who performs as Japanese Breakfast, talked about her new memoir at Chicago Humanities Festival.

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May 22, 2021

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11:40 a.m.

The Ransom Notes

“Better Now” Than Ever Before: UChicago’s Ransom Notes and Their Journey to the 2021 ICCA Finals

By Natalie Manley

For the first time in their 24-year history, The Ransom Notes advanced to the final round of the International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella.

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May 16, 2021

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12:11 p.m.